Associations to the word «Delegate»

Wiktionary

DELEGATE, noun. A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
DELEGATE, noun. A representative at a conference, etc.
DELEGATE, noun. (US) an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
DELEGATE, noun. (computing) a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer
DELEGATE, verb. To authorize someone to be a delegate
DELEGATE, verb. To commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
DELEGATE, verb. (computing) (Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours

Dictionary definition

DELEGATE, noun. A person appointed or elected to represent others.
DELEGATE, verb. Transfer power to someone.
DELEGATE, verb. Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats